Who Is at Fault in a Commercial Truck Accident?
Commercial trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. That is why an accident involving a commercial truck and another vehicle is often devastating. Victims may suffer traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, accidental amputation, organ damage, burns, and catastrophic injuries. Thus, it is important to file a lawsuit to pursue justice from those responsible.
Who may be held liable for a commercial truck crash?
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The truck manufacturer
- The cargo or shipping company
If the driver failed to exercise caution and caused the accident, he or she must be held responsible for the crash. On the other hand, if the accident occurred due to equipment malfunctions or improperly loaded cargo, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer or cargo company. A thorough investigation is necessary to determine who is at fault for a trucking accident.
At our firm, we believe individuals and corporations must be held accountable for negligence or recklessness. Furthermore, if the truck used a maintenance company for repairs, you may be able to file a lawsuit against their insurance company. Depending on the situation, the insurance company may dispute your claim. We can use evidence to prove that the defendant was responsible for the accident, and fight tirelessly on your behalf as you seek justice.
Compassionate Legal Assistance in Kansas City
At Sanders.Law, we are dedicated to making our community a safer place for everyone. We do this by forcing negligent parties to pay for their actions in court. If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident, we can investigate the situation and determine who was at fault. Through negotiation or litigation, our Kansas City truck accident attorneys can help you file a claim. We will stand by your side every step of the way as you strive to make sure those responsible for your accident will never again put anyone else in harm's way.
Contact us today for a free consultation.